This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP320 with Víctor Lapeña on Driving Success

In this week’s coaching conversation, Canadian Women's National Basketball Team Víctor Lapeña joins the Basketball Podcast to share his philosophy on international coaching, development, and principles of play. Lapeña brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to his current role as Head Coach of the Canadian Women's National Basketball Team. Prior to his appointment i...

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In this week's basketball coaching conversation, Chris Oliver joins NBA Shooting Coach Dave Love on the Coach Dave Love Podcast to share insights on skill acquisition concepts for shooting. Chris Oliver stands as a leading figure in integrating motor learning and skill acquisition principles into basketball training. With a track record of consulting for numerous NBA teams and National...

The Basketball Podcast: EP318 The Dave Love Podcast on Skill Acquisition Concepts for Shooting

In this week's coaching conversation, Penn State assistant coach Joe Crispin joins the Basketball Podcast to share his philosophy on cultivating creativity and adaptability in basketball. One of Penn State’s all-time great players and longtime professional athlete, Joe Crispin is an Assistant to the Head Coach at Penn State. Crispin last appeared on Episode 247 and his Immersion Videos produ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP316 with Joe Crispin on Creativity

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Ukrainian Superleague head coach Stas Ovdieienko joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on war and basketball. Stas Ovdieienko is a prominent Ukrainian basketball figure, who has made significant contributions to the sport as a player and coach. Stas Ovdieienko boasts an impressive 17-year career as a professional basketball pl...

The Basketball Podcast: EP 308 with Stas Ovdieienko on War and Basketball

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, author, podcast host, speaker and leadership consultant Jamy Bechler joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on failing forward, coachability, and modern leadership. Jamy Bechler combines his unique experiences as a championship athletic director, college basketball coach and executive business trainer to help take you and your team...

The Basketball Podcast: EP 306 with Jamy Bechler on Failing Forward

In this week's coaching conversation, Christopher Newport head coach John Krikorian shares insights on game philosophy, core principles, and his foundation series. Krikorian led Christopher Newport to remarkable success, including its first three Final Four appearances and first National Championship in the 2022-2023 season. Krikorian has led the Captains to nine NCAA Tournaments in 12 sea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP304 with John Krikorian on Game Philosophy

In this week’s coaching conversation, Baylor head coach, and former Atlanta Dream, head coach Nicki Collen joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss building a WNBA defense. Before becoming the head coach of Baylor women's basketball, Collen built the Dream into a top defense, and shares insights on what to she teaches, including the defensive analytics that shape her defense. Collen was nam...

The Basketball Podcast: EP85 Nicki Collen on WNBA Defense

In this week’s coaching conversation, Gridiron Genius author, and NFL Insider for The Athletic, Michael Lombardi joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss thinking differently as a coach. Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Lombar...

The Basketball Podcast: EP84 Michael Lombardi on Thinking Differently

In this week’s coaching conversation, Estudiantes head coach Jota Cuspinera joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Spanish Basketball Development. Best teaching practices, and things that we used to teach and don't anymore, are presented throughout the podcast. After spending nine seasons as an assistant coach in ACB teams, since 2015 he has been the head coach in several teams in the sam...

The Basketball Podcast: EP83 Jota Cuspinera on Spanish Basketball

In this week’s coaching conversation, Willamette head coach Kip Ioane joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss special situations we aren't prepping for. His "Teams of Men" program that the Willamette men's basketball team has put into action in recent years is designed to develop character among Bearcat basketball players and is discussed at length on the podcast. Kip Ioane (pronounced "ey...

The Basketball Podcast: EP82 Kip Ioane on Teams of Men

In this week’s coaching conversation, New Zealand national team assistant coach Ross McMains joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the offensive system New Zealand implemented during the 2019 Basketball World Cup. McMains, who has been in various roles in the G-League and NBA, is currently an assistant coach with the New Zealand national team as well as an assistant coach with Melbourne ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP81 Ross McMains on Offense

In this week’s coaching conversation, former Samford head coach Jimmy Tillette joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss mixing the dribble drive and princeton offensive systems. Tillette, a basketball philosopher and educator at heart, shares philosophy, history and concepts that have shaped his coaching. Tillette is the former head coach of the men's basketball team at Samford University i...

The Basketball Podcast: EP80 Jimmy Tillette on Dribble Drive and Princeton

In this week’s coaching conversation, Houston Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson joins the Basketball Podcast to defensive disruption and building a culture of toughness. A veteran of 15 NCAA Tournaments longtime college veteran Sampson led the 2018-19 Houston team to one of the greatest seasons in school history. He guided the Cougars to a 33-4 overall record with a 16-2 mark in American At...

The Basketball Podcast: EP79 Kelvin Sampson on a Culture of Toughness

In this week’s coaching conversation, ESPN college basketball game and studio analyst Fran Fraschilla joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss best practice ideas he has learned. Fran Fraschilla joined ESPN as a college basketball game and studio analyst in 2003. He serves as an analyst primarily on Big 12 men’s basketball games, is a staple on ESPN’s coverage of the NIT and a regular on ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP78 Fran Fraschilla on Best Practice Ideas

In this week’s coaching conversation, Dribble Handoff CEO Frank Dehel joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss underutilized strategies that increase win percentage. Frank Dehel is founder and CEO of DribbleHandoff, the analytical platform for coaches of all levels. Frank analyzes NCAA and NBA data to share underutilized strategies and develop unique metrics, including his much-acclaimed ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP77 Frank Dehel on Underutilized Strategies

In this week’s coaching conversation, Agua Caliente Clippers head coach Brian Adams joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss season planning and preparing for training camps. Brian Adams enters his second season as the head coach of the Agua Caliente Clippers after leading the team in 2018-19, to a 26-24 record. Under Adams’ leadership, rookie Angel Delgado was named G-League Rookie of th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP76 Brian Adams on Season Planning

In this week’s coaching conversation, Citadel head men’s basketball coach Duggar Baucom joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss playing fast, shooting a high volume of 3-point shots, and competing with less talent. Baucom was hired as the Citadel's head coach following the 2014–15 season. He was previously the head coach at Virginia Military Institute. He's also served a coach at Tusculum,...

The Basketball Podcast: EP75 Duggar Baucom on Playing Fast

In this week’s coaching conversation, former Duke and Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching full circle.  One of the most accomplished women’s basketball coaches in the nation, Gail Goestenkors, guided squads at Duke University and the University of Texas-Austin. During her tenure, she guided her teams to 18 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances...

The Basketball Podcast: EP74 Gail Goestenkors on Coaching Full Circle

In this week’s coaching conversation, former two-time NBA head coach Jay Triano joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss special situations. Triano is currently the lead assistant coach of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously served as the head coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors and the interim head coach of the Phoenix Suns. A former Canadian men's...

The Basketball Podcast: EP73 Jay Triano on Special Situations

In this week’s coaching conversation, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss how his how he has built his programs at Gardner-Webb, Butler and Ohio State.  Coach Holtmann begins his third season at the helm of the Buckeyes in 2019-20. His two seasons at Ohio State have followed the blueprint established during his tenures at both Gardner-Webb and Butler —...

The Basketball Podcast: EP72 Chris Holtmann on Building Programs

In this week’s coaching conversation, consultant, coach trainer and mentor Mark Bennett joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss how his Performance System Development (PDS) can support change for managers, teachers, coaches, and athletes. Mark Bennett MBE has spent nearly 3 decades identifying the 'untangibles' that impact on athlete performance & engagement in both practice and competit...

The Basketball Podcast: EP71 Mark Bennett on Performance System Development

In this week’s coaching conversation, Craig Pedersen, the head coach of the Iceland men's national basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss competing with a smaller talent pool. Coach Pedersen talks about adjusting playing styles and competing with talent challenges.  Craig Pedersen  is a Canadian basketball coach and is one of the longest serving national basketball team coa...

The Basketball Podcast: EP70 Craig Pedersen on Competing with Less Talent

In this week’s coaching conversation, Scott Morrison, an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss ideas to be a better assistant coach, and lessons from being a head coach in the NBA summer league. On June 21, 2017 Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head coach named him as an assistant coach. Morrison joined the Celtics after spending the three previous sea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP69 Scott Morrison on Being a Better Assistant

In this week’s coaching conversation, Mike Sotsky, an assistant coach with Harvard's men's basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss the less is more philosophy of coaching. Sotsky is heading into his fourth season working with the Crimson under coach Tommy Amaker.  The 2018-19 season was a good one for Harvard, as the team won its second-straight Ivy League championship, and...

The Basketball Podcast: EP68 Mike Sotsky on Less is More

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Joe Prunty who has served as both an assistant and head coach in the NBA joins us to discuss the big picture of NBA coaching. For all the NBA championships (three while with the San Antonio Spurs), all the years coaching elite athletes Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, for Joe Prunty, basketball comes down to one simple goa...

The Basketball Podcast: EP67 Joe Prunty on NBA Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, two time NBA champion and long time NBA assistant coach Mike Longabardi joins the podcast to discuss NBA coaching, with a focus on defensive philosophy, techniques and tactics. Coach Mike Longabardi is currently an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. He was previously an assistant coach  for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, the...

The Basketball Podcast: EP66 Mike Longabardi on NBA Defense